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Zoning Board flips decision on Blatstein's South Broad Project

UPDATE: After voting to approve Bart Blatstein's proposed 34-story mixed-use project at Broad Street and Washington Avenue on Wednesday, the Zoning Board reversed its decision, according to the Inquirer.

The paper reports the board had decided on April 26 to postpone its vote for two weeks, but it mistakenly made the decision at the May 4 meeting. The vote has been vacated and will be redone once the two weeks passes, the Inquirer said.

Bart Blatstein didn't win over neighbors with his plans for a mixed-used project at Broad Street and Washington Avenue, but he scored a victory Wednesday when the zoning board approved the latest iteration of his development.

Community members were unimpressed by the proposed $400 million South Broad Street project from the start, questioning the height of the project – 34-stories – and criticizing the placement of retail shops and a stairwell, among other issues.

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